I'll periodically post fishing reports that could be of interest to you in planning your trip to Lake Palestine.
Check this page often for updates.
Fishing Report 31 Jul - 7 Aug
Updated: Mon Aug 9, 2021
Fishing Report 31 Jul - & Aug. Lake Palestine water level is still up to normal pool, although it is time for the mid- late-summer drought to begin. Today the lake is at pool, which means that all launches on the lake should be usable.
Surface water temps have been high, but in the last few days have dropped due to wind and cloud cover. Most open areas have water 84-86 degrees, some sheltered areas have 88-90. Recently I saw the Lake Palestine Resort and Villages marinas both had 98 degrees on calm, sunny, cloudless afternoons.
One of the things that these higher water temps tell us is that standard, hang 'em over the side, minnow buckets won't work well, the water will relatively quickly kill the minnows (they're raised and kept in 60-70 degree water). Consider using an insulated cooler and battery bubbler to keep your bait live. Same goes for worms/crawlers - they have been kept in refrigerators before sale to lower their metabolisms, direct sun and heat will kill them and turn them to mush.
Older Fishing Reports
If you're interested, you can see what the conditions on Lake Palestine were like on: